52:500c – Week 15 – A Fort Named George

If there’s one thing that is awesome about the historical reenactment hobby is that you get to spend a lot of time at some of the sites that are a part of Canadian History. Fort George in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. This beautiful late 18th century fort was built following the American occupation of Fort Niagara across the river in New York. When General Sir Isaac Brock was appointed commander of the British Forces in Upper Canada (Now Ontario) he used the simple fort as his headquarters.

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And while peace was present the storm clouds of war were gather and soon Fort George found itself a target, often exchanging artillery fire with Fort Niagara. The Americans occupied the area for a good part of 1813, and ended up destroying most of the fort on their retreat in December 1813. While the fort fell into disuse through the rest of the 19th century with only the powder magazine surviving the grounds became a part of Camp Niagara serving as training and staging grounds for the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Restored and opened as a National Historic Site in the 1930s Fort George stands today as it would have stood during the early years of the War of 1812.

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And while I had brought a Tripod, Meter, Filters and all that good stuff I opted to go full manual, handheld and used the Sunny-16 technique to get all the shots and the results well, I liked and uploaded all 12 frames from the roll for the first time this project! Hopefully that trend will continue, not always but most of the time from now on would be nice!

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Hasselblad 500c – Carl Zeiss Distagon 50mm 1:4 – Rollei RPX 100 @ 100
Rollei RPX-D (1+15) 6:30 @ 20C
Meter: None
Scanner: Epson V700
Editor: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015)

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5 thoughts on “52:500c – Week 15 – A Fort Named George

    • Thanks! If there’s one thing that’s along the Niagara River it’s history…and wine..some beer as well 😉

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